Quick Cookies – two ways

Some days just call for milk and cookies…

chocolate smartie cookies

After a couple of weeks of sunny skies and warmer temps, the return to cold, wet weather this weekend wasn’t very welcome… but it was the perfect time to whip up a batch of cookies. When the baby is having a nap, the girls and I will nip into the kitchen and bake some treats to keep us going for a day or two. I much prefer them to eat homemade cakes and biscuits – I know exactly what is in them, and most often can reduce the amount of sugar recipes call for.

When things have to be fitted into nap time, quick recipes are the best. This is our favourite cookie recipe – quick and easy to make, and it’s easy to change around for different cookies. This time we made chocolate cookies topped with smarties and some cinnamon cookies. These are great too as they are eggless!

cinnamon oat cookies

170g margarine or butter
115g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g plain flour
50g rolled oats

1// Cream the butter and sugar together, mix in the vanilla essence 2// fold in the flour and the half of the oats 3// shape into golf ball sized pieces and roll in the remaining oats 4// place on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly 5//bake at 180C for 15 minutes

For the chocolate cookies we switched the oats for some cocoa powder and pushed in a couple of smarties once flattened. For the cinnamon cookies we added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ginger.

milk and cookies


  1. Fiona

    April 27, 2015 at 20:49

    Oooh these look great, I’ll have to give these a go next time the kiddo wants to bake x

  2. Adele @ Circus Queen

    April 27, 2015 at 22:45

    Ooh, I need to fit in quick baking sessions too. Will give this a go.

  3. Fritha

    April 28, 2015 at 15:05

    yum! the oat ones look like just what I need right now! x

  4. Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl

    April 29, 2015 at 21:53

    Yum! My favourites are oatmeal and raisin… *goes to check kitchen cupboards for ingredients*

  5. Laura

    April 30, 2015 at 01:58

    I totally agree – in fact most days at the moment call for milk and cookies – thanks for sharing these super simple ones, going to have a go making them this week

    laura x

  6. Alice

    April 30, 2015 at 13:13

    Yum! I think we’ve found our next rainy day activity ;)

  7. Lori

    April 30, 2015 at 16:36

    OOh they looks super tasty, F is always a huge fan of homemade cookies x

  8. Vicky

    May 17, 2015 at 07:59

    Perfect recipes to make with kids – the simpler the better, i always think!

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